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#1 DAVE1954

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

Hi a friend of mine has bought a part built RH , no engine or gearbox, he wants to put a zetec, how do you work out position of fixing engine mounts cheers. Dave

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:27 PM

Get sierra cvh ones they fit if sierra based
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

Hi he hasn't any mounts at all on it, as I said with no engine or box how do you workout were to weld mounts cheers

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:22 PM

Can you tell us what model RH?.what length is prop, what box is being used? Silver or blacktop zetec?

Give us a clue, some pics perhaps

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:41 PM

As Paul says some more detail would help, but sounds like he will need to mock it up in place.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:52 PM

Hi Sierra diff, no prop at moment, he's got a type9 gearbox, intends to buy blacktop, is it a case of putting all on the floor fixed together and getting tape measure out.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

More a case of using a crane and lumps of wood to position it roughly in the car, then make the engine and gearbox mounts and then measure for a prop. Or if he manages to get a prop around the right length then position engine and box to suit but again, really need to mock it up in the car.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

Just like what Duck says. Is this for S7?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:31 PM

Hi don't know if it's s7, it's a stainless chassis,or stainless look like.

#10 Bob Tucker

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:50 PM

http://nw.rhocar.org...ntification.htm


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#11 Peter Bell

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:22 PM

It could be a monococque which has folded boxes for the mounts, see the following link.

 

http://www.rhocar.or...+engine +mounts


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:52 PM

apart from the gearbox having to fit in the gap you also have to make sure the gearstick comes out in the correct place as you don't want to end up with it hitting the dash board etc.

 

I can't quite remember but someone on here will know but i think the MT75 gearbox has a remote shifter in which case it could be modded to adjust the position if necessary. The mt75 is also a stronger box and you can probably sell the type 9 for more than the cost of a mt75. Although they are bigger so check space to fit.

 

I also have a feeling a commonly used engine mount is the landrover mounts which seem cheap enough....

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...738.m2548.l4275

 

can't see why they wouldnt work.

 

As above though just a case of mocking it all up. measure measure and measure again. 

 

Alternatively if you are making a new prop anyway you could look at getting an mx5 engine and gearbox as they should fit and possibly less hassle/cheaper than joining the blacktop to type nine.



#13 Bob Tucker

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:31 PM

+1 for the Land Rover mounts.


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